Important School Safety Information
Keeping children safe while at school is the district’s top priority. Ashtabula Area City Schools has many safety measures in place designed to safeguard students and staff and to affect positive student learning in the classroom. Though our nation has seen sad and frightening violence in our schools over the past few years, AACS has been proactive in ensuring the safety of our buildings.
Each school building as well as the district has a very comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan that covers various types of emergencies. The district is required to certify and submit the emergency plans to the Ohio Department of Education. These plans address in detail the evacuation, relocation and reunification of students in the event of an emergency.
School Resource Officer (SRO) Program
Both district campuses have School Resource Officers. The SRO’s have many functions and responsibilities on a daily basis to enforce laws and maintain the security of students and staff. The SRO presence in our schools fosters good behavior and sends a strong message that violence is not acceptable.